Kor’Treum means “land being”. Those that worship Kor’Treum are nature worshipers and druids. Kor’Treum is a younger sibling of the twin beings, Kor’Sper & Kor’Spek, who often play tricks on Kor’Treum in the form of storms, floods, winds, and more.
The children of Kor’Treum are the many races that live upon the land. Children of Kor’Treum are called Treum’Dor, or Dor for short. A citizen of Amyrest refers to themselves as an Amyrest’dor, just as a citizen of Tridfen refers to themselves as a Tridfen’dor.
Kor’Sper means “water being” and is the name of the twin god/dess of water. Kor’Sper’s legends never indicate gender attributes but as it is the twin sibling of the female god, Kor’Spek, it’s often assumed Kor’Sper also has female aspects.
Temples to Kor’Sper are often build on islands or along river/lake edges. Kor’Sper’s temperament is that of the waters surrounding the temple. When Kor’Sper is pleased, the waters are calm. When Kor’Sper is angry, the waters are choppy. A sailor who displeases Kor’Sper brings harsh waves or creatures to their ship.
Legend talks of a sunken dynasty so old it’s original name is no longer remembered. What is remembered, however, is the wrath of Kor’Sper at being overlooked during the Kor Festival. So angered was this god that a single huge wave came and crashed upon the treum, bringing it immediately to the depths below. All that remains is the very top of the tower still out from the bottom of Kor’Sper off the coast of Yond, inviting many would-be treasure hunters to their deaths.
Kor’Sper’s children reside within the waters and many are so large they can be mistaken for islands.
It is obvious when Kor’Spek, Kor’Sper’s twin, is angry with them as storm clouds form over the sper or icy spek chills it to a standstill.
When Kor’Spek & Kor’Sper are in harmony, they meld into gentle rains that replenish the land. This makes rain during a ceremony, wedding, birth, ritual, or spell considered especially favorable. Children born while it’s raining are often thought to be more prone to magicks.
The Goddess of Air, Kor’Spek is the most widely worshiped deity on Kor’Treum. She’s the mother of magic and the bringer of news. She warns the people of Kor’Sper’s anger by sending winds ahead of choppy waters. She whispers your fate through the trees of sacred groves if you’re worthy of her voice. She’s often depicted as a woman in flowing robes with a brilliant gold orb at her crown. Above one open hand she holds nine floating stars; in the other, she holds a glass orb said to hold the breath of life.
Though her wrath is most feared for she brings chaotic wind storms, chilling winds, and whirling demons of dust.
Spek (meaning “air being”) and Phyre being the old common spelling for the word “fire”, Spek’Phyre is the goddess of fire in the air. Spek’Phyre is the daughter of Kor’Spek and rules over her domain during the day as a beaming testimony of her love for the Dor. She’s called “The Gardener” and is said to be the favorite niece of Kor’Treum.
Phyre is considered the mother of dwarves, and fire-races such as dragonborn.
She is a warrior and fights for all her kin through raining fire, lava, volcanoes, and wildfires. She’s often the instrument of punishment upon the Dor by Kor’Trem.
Spek (meaning “air being”) and Luhna meaning “night’s orb” is the son of Kor’Spek and reigns over the night sky. He’s considered the father of magickal folk and honored highest among the elves. He is also called the father of song and is a favorite among bards & entertainers. It is said he rewards his most devote followers with the special ability to inspire others. Spek’Luhna is considered chaotic in nature, taking neither all good nor all evil aspects.
Only the Wandering Priests of Din’Tely acknowledge Marha anymore.
Marha is not of the Kor’Treum pantheon as far as any books go. However, if you speak to the Wandering Priests of Din’Tely they will tell you Kor’Marha is the youngest sibling of the Kor who was stripped of godhood and banished to roam aimlessly across the deserts of Kor’Treum. Legend states that Kor’Marha longed to have children but was barren. When Kor’Spek gave birth to Spek’Phyre & Spek’Luhna, Kor’Marha stole her placenta and took it to the great jungle in Din’Tely. In secrecy Kor’Marha wove great magic that pulled the life from the plants, Dor , & animals that lived in the jungle to bring life to the placenta. Kor’Spek, Kor’Treum, & Kor’Sper all descended upon Kor’Marha as the spell was cast and in a state of panic, Kor’Marha consumed the placenta. Angered that Kor’Marha would steal life from other beings Kor’Sper pulled all the water from Din’Tely so nothing new would grow; Kor’Spek made a constant wind sweep across the land that prevented animals or Dor from wandering the land. Kor’Treum made the ground so dry that any rain to fall on the land would be absorbed and never pool. They stripped Kor’Marha of godhood and left Marha to wander the desert.
However, Marha soon discovered the placenta was growing and life was forming. Scared the Kor would take it, Marha made stone pillars across the desert that would fool the Kor when they came to ensure Marha was still roaming the desert. Heavy with child, Marha slipped away to the mountain’s shadow and began to labor in childbirth. Wrecked with pain and fever, Marha labored for four phyres and four luhnas until Marha’s own life force was spent. From the corpse rose a twisted race of beings so filled with anger and rage that they wreaked havoc across all of Kor’Treum.
Kor’Spek could not contain them. Kor’Sper could not drown them. Only Kor’Treum could hold them at bay deep within the undertreum caverns. Marha’s corpse was entombed in the remaining portion of the forest that once covered all of Amyrest & Din’Tely where the once-kor was forgotten.